PCBs from Space to Snow Plowing OnTrack Newsletter February 2018
Welcome to the February edition of the Altium® On Track Newsletter. There is justifiable concern in our industry about where the next generation of PCB designers will come from. Estimates show that in approximately ten years, 50% of currently working PCB designers will be retiring—which is an alarming statistic!
Since joining Altium exactly one year ago, I have seen overwhelming evidence from around the globe of emerging designers and technologies that are indeed giving rise to the next generation.
In this month’s edition, you will find two such examples. In Rock Stars and Superheroes, you will meet James MacKinnon who just joined NASA 18 months ago after a stellar experience in an NSF-funded laboratory during his master’s program at the University of Florida.
In Startup Snapshot, you’ll hear about a new and novel robotics application that was inspired in part by kids in the FIRST robotics competitions.
John Magyar takes to the whiteboard once again in On Track Video Series to discuss embedded active and passive components.
Finally, we top it all off this month with some excellent Brain Food and Regional News to keep you sharp and in the know.
Enjoy and always...stay On Track!